Judge sets bail at $25,000 cash

Union man accused of sexually assaulting young girl appears in court

Posted:  Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

ROCKLAND — A man from Union who was arrested March 2 at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office after he turned himself in on an outstanding arrest warrant for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl numerous times, made his initial court appearance March 5. 

Randall Lind, 39, appeared before Judge Paul Mathews in Knox County Unified Court. His bail was set at $25,000 cash with no third party bail allowed. He remains at the Knox County Jail. 

Lind was arrested on a warrant obtained by Detective Justin Twitchell based on his investigation that began in late December. He was charged with three counts of gross sexual assault and 12 counts of unlawful sexual contact. All are felony counts.  

He was held without bail at the Knox County Jail until his initial court appearance March 5.  

According to the affidavit filed by Twitchell in Knox County Unified Court, the sexual assaults involved a victim who was 11 at the time of the incidents, which allegedly occurred in 2014.  

The investigation began after Twitchell received a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. They had been alerted by a physician’s office about a patient who said that she had been touched inappropriately.  

When police interviewed Lind he denied the charges but declined to take a polygraph examination at the Sheriff’s Office, according to the affidavit.  

The case is currently under further review at the District Attorney’s Office in Knox County.  

Lind will appear in court again April 12. 

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